Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Miles – about 12
Another golf day in Kimberley – ho hum. Late tee time and probably no walking this course, so I hit up the gym at Trickle Creek. Feels pretty good.
Breakfast (oatmeal) and coffee in my room then a short drive to Kimberley Golf Club. This course is unique in that the front nine was built in 1924 for miners in the area. The back was completed in 1983. I am given a very warm welcome from the pro shop and paired up with yet another married couple (so unusual – in AZ I am always paired up with 3 men…) Cheryl and Jim. They are from a place about 3 hour east of here (forgot the name).
The pro shop told me that the back nine (on which we are starting) is really not walk-able, but I can trade for a walking cart for the front if I want to. The advice is more than correct – the back nine is super-duper hilly. Way too much to walk even for me!
Right away on our first hole I get really excited to see deer crossing the fairway!
This is another beautiful course, and the smoky haze does not do it justice. I am kind of getting used to it.
I did indeed drop off my electric cart and walk the back (front) nine. It was fantastic! At one point as I was leaving a green and rounding the corner I came smack in front of a mama deer and two fawns:
Kimberley Golf Club was certainly one of the most beautiful in the area and I am so happy that I played it. Their patio is wonderful as well and I sat and had a beer (Fernie Lone Wolf IPA) and a Ginger Beef Salad. Perfect.
Back to the room for a little rest and some packing up – tomorrow is driving day.
Since I have not yet gone out for a meal in Kimberley I decided that tonight would be the night. I end up at the Platzl which is their pedestrian-only street that is lined with shops and restaurants. It is very cute and great for people watching.
Tonight I end up at the Pedal and Tap Restaurant. It has a great outside seating area right on the walkway and I choose to wait for a table there.
When I studied the menu I noticed an item that I keep seeing – Mucky Fries. What the heck? The Pedal and Tap menu offers an explanation:
adjective, muck·i·er, muck·i·est.
1.of or like muck.
2.filthy, dirty, or slimy.
1.plural of fry.
2.Informal. Fried potatoes.
1. French Fries covered in mozzaralla, cheddar, maple bacon, green onion and housemade chipotle mayo. Pedal & Tap will muck up your fries.
Did I go for the Muckies? Nope – just can’t do it. Dinner for me tonight is a BC Poke Bowl – A Hawaiian style poke with soy marinated salmon, sticky rice, cucumber, cabbage, seaweed and crunchy wonton chips. A glass of BC Wild Goose Riesling completes the meal. As good as Mucky Fries? Probably not, but still pretty darn good!
It has been a great 3 day stay in Kimberley and was nice not to be on the move every day. Tomorrow is a driving only day – about 6 hours to Oliver (west of here). I am crossing my fingers that I will be moving away from the smoke!